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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 2 Hansard (2 March) . . Page.. 596..


Schedules of amendments

Schedule 1

Human Rights Bill 2003

Amendments moved by Ms Dundas

1

Clause 5, definition of human rights

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after

civil and political rights

insert

and economic, social and cultural rights

2

Part 3 heading

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omit the heading, substitute

Part 3 Human rights

Division 3.1 Civil and political rights

3

Proposed new division 3.2 and 3.3 heading

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insert

Division 3.2 Economic, social and cultural rights

Note The primary source of these rights is the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

27A Right to adequate standard of living

Everyone has a right to an adequate standard of living for themselves and their families, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions.

Examples

a right to adequate food, clothing and housing

27B Freedom from hunger

Everyone has the right to be free from hunger.

27C Right to health

Everyone has the right to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.

27D Right to take part in cultural life

Everyone has the right to take part in cultural life.


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